REPRESENTATIVES from Warwick District Council (WDC) joined the celebrations at the official opening of the new CFS Aero factory in Warwick.
The company – an overhaul and repair facility for the airline industry – employs around 40 staff and recently relocated to Harris Road in Warwick following the closure of its base at the Alvis Industrial Estate at Coventry Airport to allow for the development of a major new employment site at Gateway South.
CFS Aero’s move to a larger HQ has been facilitated and supported by WDC.
Council’s vice-chairman Coun Martyn Ashford said: “This is the first project that we have assisted in this way and we are optimistic that our input will help CFS Aero to grow its business and create exciting new employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.”
CFS Aero Chairman Jon Freedman added: “My previous experience with local authorities has not been great as they seem to have little or no empathy with business, however, when I approached Warwick District Council I was amazed how helpful the team were.
“They have not only given us financial support, but the council has also helped us in practical ways, by introducing us to local colleges to help our recruitment and to key people at the University of Warwick who can assist with research and development.”